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PNS Daily Newscast - December 13, 2017 


Alabama elects Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate; also on our rundown; A court victory for tribes and environmental group fighting uranium mining in the Grand Canyon; and Seattle appears headed towards a police accountability initiative for 2018.

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Public News Service - MN: Social Justice

Supporters of same sex marriage rallied in St. Paul in July 2010. (Fibonacci Blue/FlickR)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A federal district court already has ruled that a Minnesota filmmaker may not violate the state's human rights law by refusing to film gay weddings. Carl and Angel Larsen, who own Telescope Media in St. Cloud, have argued in court that a state law barring discrimination vio

Internet service providers such as Comcast and Verizon use servers like these to convey bits of data from content providers to consumers. (Edgar Oliver/Pixabay)

MINNEAPOLIS – The Federal Communications Commission says it will vote Dec. 14 to repeal net neutrality. Critics say that decision would enrich giant telecommunications companies and put them in charge of what people see, and don't see, on the Internet. That's because net neutrality treats

Freeborn, Ramsey, Nobles, Sherburne and Carver counties house detainees from five states: Minnesota, the Dakotas, Iowa and Nebraska.(Joe Mabel/FlickR)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Human-rights advocates in Minnesota are responding angrily to a notice saying St. Paul is on the list of Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices where the agency is looking to expand detention space. Lawyers who work with undocumented immigrants say they already are ove

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nationís largest grassroots mental health advocacy organization. The Minnesota chapter is 40 years old. (Chuck Taylor/Flickr)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Social workers, teachers, parents and family members from across the state will come together this weekend in a daylong effort to understand and treat mental illness. The annual conference of Minnesota's National Alliance for Mental Illness is Saturday at the RiverCentre in St.

The death toll in Puerto Rico is still rising in the wake of flooding from Hurricane Maria, and Minnesotans are finding ways to help. (Sgt. Jose Ahiram Diaz-Ramos/Flickr)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A jam session this week in St. Paul will raise money to help Puerto Rico recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, which hit almost a month ago. The death toll still is climbing and most of the island still is desperate for safe drinking water. Musician Maria Isa Pérez

Hussein Guled pitches judges on his business idea at McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis. (Laurie Ster)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Three Somali entrepreneurs recently got a new infusion of cash and business advice. A "Shark Tank"-style competition brought six competitors and judges from across the country to Minneapolis late last week. As in the TV show, the entrepreneurs had five minutes to pitch their ideas t

A St. Paul event, CodeSwitch, is part of the National Day of Civic Hacking on Saturday. (Matylda/FlickR)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A hackathon this weekend aims to use computer code and real-life experience to solve pressing social problems. The two-day event in Saint Paul is part of the National Day for Civic Hacking, a four-year-old federal initiative to encourage community activists to harness the pow

President Trump's proposed immigration ban brought Minneapolis residents out to support diversity in February. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

MINNEAPOLIS - A national anti-racism group this week published a map that shows 10 hate groups based in Minnesota. After weekend violence during a white-supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va., and another incident even closer to home, Minnesotans are wondering what, if anything, they can do. Th

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